Leninsk-Kuznetski

Leninsk-Kuznetski

(lyĕ`nĭnsk-ko͞oznyĕt`skē), city (1989 pop. 165,000), S central Siberian Russia, on the Inya River. It is a coal center in the Kuznetsk BasinKuznetsk Basin,
coal basin, c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), W Siberian Russia, between the Kuznetsk Alatau and the Salair Ridge. Its abbreviated name is Kuzbas. With extensive coal deposits, particularly of high-grade coking coal, the Kuznetsk Basin was second only to the Donets
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. Founded in 1864 as a mining settlement called Kolchygino, it was renamed in 1925 and underwent rapid development in the 1930s and during World War II.
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Clubs: Dinamo Barnaul (1992-1993); Zarya Leninsk-Kuznetski (1994-1996); Uralan Elista (1997-1998); Lokomotiv Moscow (1999-2000); Bordeaux (2000-2003), Chelsea (2003-2006), Portsmouth (loan), Charlton Athletic (loan), Dynamo Moscow (2006), Fulham(2007-).
A journey up a tributary of the Tom leads to Leninsk-Kuznetski, home to 160,000 people.